Sonoma Coast Wine

 

The Sonoma Coast AVA is an extensive part of Sonoma County, California. It stretches between San Pablo Bay to Mendocino along the Pacific coast, east to the coastal ranges. The climate created by such close proximity to the Pacific Ocean is that of heavy rainfall, cool winds and heavy fog. Most of the vineyards are planted into the ridges, keeping them as far above the fogline as possible as well as maximizing their sun exposure. 
 
There are certain varietals that respond well to such conditions, particularly Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, but the region is also known for its Rieslings and Syrah. 
 
The Fort Ross AVA is included within the Sonoma Coast. 
 
– Description from Amanda Schuster

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  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

Popular Wineries in Sonoma Coast View all

  • Hirsch Vineyards and Winery

    Perched on a ridge overlooking the Pacific at Fort Ross, Sonoma County, Hirsch Vineyards is the b...

  • Failla

    History of the Brand While the history of Failla (pronounced FAY-la) is short it is not withou...

  • Sojourn Cellars

    For over 10 years, Sojourn Cellars has produced distinctive Pinot noir and Cabernet Sauvignon win...

  • Tandem Winery

    Our Background shows a long history of working passionately with high-end labels; the team of gro...

  • DuNah Winery

    DuNah Vineyard & Winery lies in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley near the small country town ...

  • Littorai Wines

    All of the process waste from winemaking is recycled through a constructed wetlands system and re...

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  • Limerick Lane Headpruned Block Syrah 2012

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    Beautiful dark purple color. Rich pruney nose. Blackberry on the tip of the tongue. Some, woodiness to which I would attribute tannin. Nice firm tannins and acid give lots of backbone. I love the fact that this is not an in-your-face-with-fruit wine. The blackberry note hinted dissipates into a truly terrific wine experience. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Stephen, you should start thinking in terms of sourcing from the US directly. I ... directly. I ... Browne 2005 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir  |  1 in stock  |  $119.99 Kosta Browne 2006 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir  |  3 in stock  |  $89.99 Kosta Browne 2006 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir  |  2 in stock  |  $99.99 Kosta Browne 2007 Russian River Valley... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Learning more about US wine


  • I think JD is correct when you talk about Cab Sauv. Best is from Napa and you ... that are from the far west Sonoma Coast. In fact, that may be the simplest for you - just look for those. You might even look to Canada. There are a couple that are pretty good - Tawse from Ontario for example. Or Wyncroft, from Michigan, which can hold its own w... Read More

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  • Ridge Geyserville 2010

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    Dark plum color. Very much an earthy nose. Light hit of candied fruit on entry. Then some sour hits. Then some bitterness. That makes for a very unusual experience. Surprising to me, but not altogether off-putting. Also interesting that this is, probably, the lightest bodied Ridge Ive ever had. A good wine, but far from my favorite from... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Trader Joe's Grand Reserve Merlot 2013

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    Disappointed. Above the level of Charles Shaw wines but not much. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Benziger Family Winery Merlot Sonoma County 1996

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    dark fruits and soy nose; sweet and spicy, yet well mellowed Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Cool bump OT. Somehow I missed this thread before. Some of the best Syrah I've had comes from Austria, Hungary, and the colder places in CA. And of course I love Halcon. Even Pic St Loup, when you get the wines directly off the Mediterranean coast, very much like the far west of Sonoma. Too bad they didn't plant Syrah all over Burgundy - can you... Read More

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  • Great 1st day.  Weather was off and on all day, showers, sun, hail, more rain, cool, warm, ... Here's what the six happy travelers did today:Martinelliwww.wineroad.com/events/barrel-tastingCarol SheltonInspirationBenoviaJoseph SwanMoshin Barrel tasting started at 11am but since we're still kind of on East Coast time we all woke up early and were... Read More

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  • Rosenblum Zinfandel Rockpile Road 2010

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    Big wine, yet smooth and flavorful, The Rockpile Road has never disappointed. Read More

    Wine review by 453542Mr Dolce 453542 Mr Dolce


  • Simi Winery Sonoma County Chardonnay 2014

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    Good - pineapple, vanilla, green apple with juicy acidity - good daily drinker. Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


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